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Rotary Code Switches Withstand High-Temperature Soldering

December 1, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

APEM Components introduced the P65 series of rotary switches, a high temperature version of the company’s PT65 dual in-line package (DIP) coded rotary switch. The series is specially designed for high temperature soldering and is appropriate for

C-band Gallium Nitride High-Electron Mobility Transistors Address Satellite Earth Stations

December 1, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed two Gallium Nitride (GaN) High-Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) C-band (4–8GHz) amplifiers for satellite earth stations.

December 2011: Military & Aerospace

December 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The December 2011 issue delves into the military/aerospace sector. T’Jae Gibson (of army.mil) discuses 3D holographic technology and, in a special salute to our veterans, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg recalls his and former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre’s experience in the military.

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Low-g Accelerometers Support Variety of Zero-to-Medium Frequency Apps

November 30, 2011 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs, Inc. has announced the global market introduction of its new LG Series, a dedicated product family of low-g range chips and modules, designed to support of a variety of zero-to-medium frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial, and general test & measurement requirements. The LG Series provides

NASA rover launched to seek out life clues on Mars

November 29, 2011 10:34 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Saturday, launching a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered NASA rover toward Mars to look for clues on what could sustain life on the Red Planet.

Conduction-Cooled Keying System Targets Military and Ruggedized Systems

November 29, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentair Technical Products, Schroff is now offering the Calmark/Birtcher line of conduction-cooled keying system for applications that require a more robust solution than conventional front-panel assemblies, such as military and ruggedized systems.

SATCOM Antenna Selected for Boeing 747 Upgrade

November 28, 2011 6:10 am | News | Comments

Cobham’s HGA-7001 SATCOM high gain antenna subsystem has been selected by Virgin Atlantic for the airline’s Boeing 747 cabin upgrade programme to commence in 2012.

Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones

November 23, 2011 5:17 am | News | Comments

The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.

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Satellites and Sun connect isolated communities to the world

November 23, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

A mobile phone unit connecting isolated communities to the rest of the world using satellites and solar power has caught the attention of ESA and the World Economic Forum.

ESA tracking station establishes contact with Russia's Phobos Mars mission

November 23, 2011 4:53 am | News | Comments

ESA's tracking station at Perth, Australia, established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft. The contact with the Mars mission was lost shortly after launch on 8 November. ESA teams are working closely with engineers in Russia...

Foil Resistors Operate at up to +240°C, Tout Desirable Load-Life Stability

November 22, 2011 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors division (VFR) has introduced a new series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z1-Foil hybrid chip resistors designed for demanding high-temperature applications

Chip Resistor can Handle 3000V

November 22, 2011 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with voltage ratings up to 3Kv and resistance values from 100k up to 100Gohms, the new Ohmite HVC Series of wrap around terminal chip resistors have a standard TCR of 100ppm and standard tolerances of 5%, although tolerances as low as 0.50% can be achieved.

Partner to Expand Cyber-Security Services and Offerings

November 22, 2011 6:44 am | News | Comments

Wind River and Wurldtech Security Technologies announced that Wind River is the first operating system vendor to be designated a Wurldtech Achilles Communications Certification partner.

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Satellites respond to humanitarian needs

November 22, 2011 6:43 am | News | Comments

A review of crisis response using Earth observation techniques is now available online. The Respond Atlas outlines global events where remote sensing assisted in preparing for and responding to disasters and humanitarian crises.

International space trio lands in Kazakhstan

November 22, 2011 6:36 am | by Robin Paxton, Reuters | News | Comments

Three astronauts inside a Russian Soyuz capsule parachuted safely back to Earth Tuesday after nearly six months on the International Space Station (ISS), the first landing since NASA retired its space shuttles this summer.

GE and Harris to Equip MLRS-HIMARS Subsystems

November 22, 2011 6:25 am | News | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms announced that it had secured orders from Harris Corporation Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD) of Melbourne, Florida for a quantity of GE’s PPC7EP single board computers.

At Last...Remote Debugging is HERE!

November 22, 2011 5:49 am | by Dave Wilson, Motion Products Evangelist, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

When I was a young engineer, I was involved in a pretty ugly incident with a three-phase power inverter. No, I didn't get hurt, but the incident shook me up a little. I had designed a three-phase matrix converter, and I had just got it working to the point where I could spin a motor.

Coolers Utilize Aerospace Fluid-Bearing Technology

November 21, 2011 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jaro's new tightly-designed MR-16 LED coolers optimize longevity and temperature with a highly-efficient fluid-bearing structure. At speeds of up to 4200RPM±15%, these very quiet DC coolers provide a chilly, yet quiet air-flow of 1.850CFM (min.: 1.573 CFM).

GA-ASI Successfully Demonstrates Lynx Maritime Mode on Aerostat

November 21, 2011 7:05 am | News | Comments

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems today announced its successful participation in a U.S. Air Force exercise designed to demonstrate the capability of an aerostat equipped with maritime radar and an Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor to provide situational awareness for littoral environments.

ESA Council opens up to ten EU Member States

November 21, 2011 6:41 am | News | Comments

Responding to the growing interest within Europe in space matters, ESA has invited 10 more countries to participate in meetings of its governing Council.

ESA’s ‘Earth from Space’ web-TV takes off

November 21, 2011 6:35 am | News | Comments

Discover more about our planet with the new Earth from Space video programme. Join us every Friday at 10:00 CET for an 800 km-high tour with spectacular images from Earth-observing satellites.

Cosmic particle accelerators get things going

November 21, 2011 6:29 am | News | Comments

ESA's Cluster satellites have discovered that cosmic particle accelerators are more efficient than previously thought. The discovery has revealed the initial stages of acceleration for the first time, a process that could apply across the Universe.

Space and its benefits for citizens and society: A top priority for Europe

November 21, 2011 6:23 am | News | Comments

After the recent launch of the first Galileo satellites – an event of paramount political importance for Europe – politicians, policymakers, space agency managers, industrialists, satellite operators and members of civil society gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8–9 November...

First Vega launch campaign aims for January liftoff

November 21, 2011 6:16 am | News | Comments

The first Vega launch campaign began on Monday at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana with the installation of the first stage on the pad. Europe’s new small launcher is on track for its maiden flight at the end of January.

Spinning blood device set to safeguard astronaut health

November 21, 2011 6:10 am | News | Comments

ESA has begun developing a new blood-testing device for astronauts on the International Space Station. A wide range of ailments from diabetes to heart disease should be diagnosable in moments from a single drop of astronaut blood.

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